On Friday, SpaceX safely launched the Starlink mission from Florida

On Friday, SpaceX safely launched the Starlink mission from Florida

Orland, Florida – On Friday morning, a second flawless SpaceX Starlink flight launched from Florida, putting 56 satellites into low-Earth orbit.

At 11:43 a.m. ET, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40).

The launch vehicle for this mission’s first stage earlier launched the CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, mPOWER-a, and two Starlink flights, according to the space firm.

In a mission description, SpaceX stated that this was the booster’s tenth flight and recovery.(opens in new tab). Previous trips included NASA’s Crew-3 and Crew-4 astronaut journeys to the International Space Station, which launched in November 2021 and April 2022, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Falcon 9’s top stage proceeded to transport the 56 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit. (LEO). SpaceX verified via Twitter that it deployed all 56 satellites as intended about 65 minutes after launch.(opens in new tab).

This is the second Florida launch for SpaceX in as many weeks. Two communications satellites were launched on Friday. The SES-18 and SES-19 satellites were manufactured by a company from Luxembourg will provide TV and data services over the U.S.

Starlink is a constellation of networked satellites developed by SpaceX to provide internet services to those who are not yet linked, as well as to provide dependable and cheap internet around the world.

Friday’s flight was SpaceX’s 219th overall and 20th voyage this year.